Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release - Feb. 15, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012

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The 2012 Mountain West baseball season gets underway on Friday, Feb. 17 with all five teams in action. San Diego State will host the first televised game of the season against Washington on The Mtn. (DirecTV 616)/Ch. SD4 on Friday night at 6 p.m. PT.

Notables:

  • Preseason All-Americans ... Several Mountain West baseball players have been receiving preseason honors from the national baseball media, led by TCU junior catcher Josh Elander.

    Baseball America
    Second Team

    C - Josh Elander, Jr., TCU

    Louisville Slugger (selected by Collegiate Baseball)
    Third Team

    C - Josh Elander, Jr., TCU
    1B - D.J. Peterson, So., New Mexico

    National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)
    Second Team

    C - Josh Elander, Jr., TCU

    CollegeBaseballInsider.com
    Honorable Mention

    C - Josh Elander, Jr., TCU
    1B - D.J. Peterson, So., New Mexico
    OF - Brandon Bayardi, Sr., UNLV
    SP - Sean Carley, Jr., Air Force
    SP - Andrew Mitchell, So., TCU

    Perfect Game USA
    Second Team

    C - Josh Elander, Jr., TCU

  • MW Baseball on Television ... The 2012 MW baseball television schedule will include 34 games on national television, with the possibility of a 35th game if a second championship contest is necessary at the 2012 Mountain West Baseball Championship. The full schedule is available on TheMWC.com.

    33 games will be shown on The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network with the first game of the season, San Diego State hosting Washington, airing on Opening Day, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. PT. The Mtn. will televise every game of the MW Baseball Championship from Earl E. Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., May 24-27. It will be the sixth consecutive season that every game of the baseball championship will be televised. CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will air one game this season on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. MT when New Mexico hosts Arizona State.

    CBS Sports Network is widely available on cable systems across the country and via satellite on DirecTV (Channel 613). Dish Network carries CBS Sports Network on Channel 152. The Mtn. is carried nationally by DirecTV (Channel 616) and on numerous cable operators throughout the country.

  • On the disabled list ... New Mexico senior Luke Campbell will miss 8-12 weeks to start the season. The projected four-hole hitter for the Lobos suffered a broken orbital bone when a foul ball blind-sided him during practice last week ... Also missing in action to start the 2012 season will be San Diego State head coach Tony Gwynn. Gwynn had surgery on Feb. 14 to remove a new cancerous tumor inside his right cheek. Gwynn had previously had a malignant growth removed from the same spot in August 2010.

  • Mountain West Baseball on Twitter ... Follow your favorite Mountain West baseball teams and catch up on news from around the league on Twitter at @TheMWCOlySports.

This Week In Mountain West Baseball
Game Time TV/Webcast
FEBRUARY 17 (FRIDAY)
AIR FORCE vs. Alcorn State
Baton Rouge, La.
1 p.m. CT
Nevada at NEW MEXICO 3 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
UNLV at Loyola Marymount 2 p.m. PT
Mississippi at TCU 6:30 p.m. CT GoFrogs.com
AIR FORCE at LSU 7 p.m. CT
Washington at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT The Mtn./Ch. SD4
FEBRUARY 18 (SATURDAY)
AIR FORCE vs. Alcorn State
Baton Rouge, La.
1 p.m. CT
Mississippi at TCU 2 p.m. CT GoFrogs.com
Nevada at NEW MEXICO 1 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
UNLV at Loyola Marymount 12 p.m. PT
Washington at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT GoAztecs.com
FEBRUARY 19 (SUNDAY)
AIR FORCE at LSU 1 p.m. CT
Mississippi at TCU 1 p.m. CT GoFrogs.com
Nevada at NEW MEXICO 1 p.m. MT GoLobos.com
UNLV at Loyola Marymount 1 p.m. PT
Washington at SAN DIEGO STATE 1 p.m. PT The Mtn./Ch. SD4
FEBRUARY 20 (MONDAY)
UNLV at UC Irvine 2 p.m. PT
FEBRUARY 21 (TUESDAY)
TCU at Baylor 4:05 p.m. CT
SAN DIEGO STATE at UC Riverside 6 p.m. PT
Legend
* = Mountain West game
The Mtn. = MountainWest Sports Network DirecTV 616
CBSSN = CBS Sports Network DirecTV 613
Live stats available for most games.